Changes Recommended for Waterfowl Hunt

Public input is being welcomed on changes being recommended for Utah’s 2017 - 2018 waterfowl hunt. Among the recommendations, the Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing to split Utah into two duck hunting zones, reduce the number of pintail ducks hunters can take, and propose to establish a new waterfowl rest area. One aspect hunters may appreciate about having two duck zones is it means there would be two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days as opposed to just one. The reduction in pintail ducks is because biologists saw 14 percent fewer pintail ducks last year than the year before and the reduction will offer pintails more protection. A full list of recommendations that could affect next year’s waterfowl hunt is available at The Regional Advisory Council is meeting locally on December 15th at the DWR Northeastern Region Office in Vernal at 6:30pm. Council chairmen will then meet on January 3rd at the Utah Wildlife Board meeting to consider approval of rules for Utah’s 2017 - 2018 waterfowl hunting season.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.